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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 8, 2013 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wesleyan 5/3/70 tape & video?

Definitely good for Micah to do it, he is physically nearby (I am not).

I have no idea what the campus lore nowdays says about the Grateful Dead at Wesleyan. When I was there (late seventies/early eighties), the Grateful Dead were fairly big - or maybe it was just that I happened to meet these people, I don't know. People did speak with awe trying to visualize the Grateful Dead RIGHT HERE on Foss Hill ... by the time I was there, it was a big deal to have Hall and Oates - hippie vibe had majorly given way to preppiness.

Barlow is a Wesleyan alum (long before my time). I think that made the Dead more of a phenomenon at Wesleyan than they were/are at similar colleges. Or maybe by now, that effect has worn off. I don't know. I can only think of one person I know whose kid is presently there - I'll ask him if I see him any time soon.